Rep. Anthony Gonzalez

DETAILS: Rep. Anthony Gonzalez
(1984 - ) Ohio
  • United States House of Representatives
  • House Committee on Financial Services
  • Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance
  • Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy
  • Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion
  • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Environment
  • Subcommittee on Research and Technology
  • OH - 16 House
    (2019- present)
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FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 07/23/2019-11:29pm
  • H.R.3304 To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-53., 2 months ago
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 10/16/2019-6:44pm
  • H.J.RES.77 Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246., 1 month ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.govtrack.us/congress/oversight/1-census-2020-citizenship“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

AGAINST

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

AGAINST

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/26/all-presidential-candidates-support-legalizing-marijuana-even-republicans/bK4sQjPIgkzm54kl0dmZoI/story.html“>source</a>
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-9:42pm
  • H.R.1595 To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 1 month ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

AGAINST

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:59pm
  • H.R.5084 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity and for other purposes.
  • At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed., 3 days ago

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

AGAINST

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 07/23/2019-11:29pm
  • H.R.3304 To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-53., 2 months ago
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 10/16/2019-6:44pm
  • H.J.RES.77 Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246., 1 month ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

AGAINST

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/26/all-presidential-candidates-support-legalizing-marijuana-even-republicans/bK4sQjPIgkzm54kl0dmZoI/story.html“>source</a>
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-9:42pm
  • H.R.1595 To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 1 month ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.govtrack.us/congress/oversight/1-census-2020-citizenship“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

AGAINST

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:59pm
  • H.R.5084 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity and for other purposes.
  • At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed., 3 days ago

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Ernst & Young LLP (Washington Council Ernst & Young)
    • $17k
    • AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY
    • $15k
    • American Bankers Association
    • $12.8k
    • TimkenSteel Corporation
    • $12.5k
    • National Beer Wholesalers Association
    • $12.5k
    • THE HOME DEPOT
    • $12.5k
    • SHEET METAL & AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS NAT'L ASSN
    • $12.5k
    • FirstEnergy Corporation
    • $12k
    • HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED
    • $11k
    • Laborers' International Union of North America
    • $10k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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